Monday, August 27, 2012
San Diego, Alex Domingo Agree to a 5-Year Contract Extension
SAN DIEGO, CA - San Diego closer Alex Domingo inked a 5-year contract extension today the Where I'd Rather B's worth a reported 22 million dollars, ensuring the closer will stick around Southern California for many years to come.
"I wasn't really sure that I wanted to stay in San Diego," Domingo commented, "but the team gave me 22 million more reasons to stay here! There's nowhere else I'd rather be!"
Domingo has been strong out of the bullpen in his time with the Where I'd Much Rather B's. After coming over in a trade with Louisville (which sent power-hitting prospect Jose Palmeiro to the now Jacksonville franchise), he went from a set-up man to a closer, posting back-to-back ERA's under 2.00. In season 22, Domingo posted 36 saves in 37 opportunities.
"We have a high opinion of Domingo, not only as a closer, but as a leader on this team," GM BBMogul said about Domingo. "I'm not sure there is a better closer out there, so we had to make sure that he did not become a free agent at the end of the season."
So far this season, Domingo has an ERA 2.55, and he is holding his opponents to a .203 batting average. He has posted 14 saves in 15 situations coming out of the bullpen.
San Diego heads to New Orleans to start a three-game series with the Saints after sweeping a four-game series against the St. Louis Blaze. San Diego is 9-2 in their last 11 games.
Posted by Nick Carita at 12:32 AM